Syracuse University Magazine

Gasparini Get-Together


SU Marching Band member Allison Gasparini '18, a College of Arts and Sciences student, greets her grandfather, Peter Gasparini '57, on the Shaw Quad before the Central Michigan football game on September 19. Peter Gasparini enjoyed watching his granddaughter perform with the marching band and reminiscing about his time on the Hill.

Honors for Costas


Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas '74 was inducted into the WAER Hall of Fame at a ceremony and tribute event on September 21 at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Costas, among the most honored and accomplished sports journalists in television history, was celebrated by colleagues and sports figures from across the nation, including SU men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim '66, G'73 and fellow WAER radio alumni Marv Albert '63 and Ian Eagle '90. NBC Washington investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane '98 served as emcee and host.

Photo courtesy of Agahuda Khanii G'86

Orange Reunion at Harvard


Robert P. Mitchell G’75, a member of the SU Alumni Association Board of Directors, meets with Myraline Morris Whitaker, a fellow Syracuse graduate student and longtime friend, at Harvard, where he is assistant dean of diversity relations and communications. Mitchell hosted a party in Whitaker’s honor after she donated a collection of photos and letters from her Sister Soldier Project to the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. The project, founded by Whitaker, sent black hair-care products to women of color serving in the military around the globe. In appreciation, many of the soldiers sent her photos, personal letters, postcards, and thank-you notes, which Whitaker donated to the library.

Remembering Mestrovic


Richard Klingaman ’57, G’60 and Dixie Dragon Klingaman ’57, G’59 of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, pose next to a sculpture at the Ivan Mestrovic Sculpture Gallery in Split, Croatia, in June 2015. Mestrovic was on the SU art school faculty when they attended the University.

Orange Nuptials


Erin Butler Reynolds ’05 and Corey Reynolds ’05 celebrate their wedding with fellow Orange alumni in Saratoga Springs, New York, on September 6, 2014. They currently reside in Manhattan, where Erin is a physician assistant at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Corey is a vice president at Macquarie Group financial services.  

Photo by Rob Spring Photography